2017 is potentially a tipping point in bringing energy storage technologies into the mainstream of the UK and international energy mix. The financial and revenue models look exciting for developers and investors. However, the policy and regulatory frameworks are still lagging behind.

New technical standards for Electrical Energy Storage are now under development (e.g. IEC/TC 120) and have been recently published (e.g. IEC 62619:2017. Secondary cells and batteries). This has  been  supported by the development of a range of collaborative industry guidance (e.g. DNVGL GRIDSTOR, IET). The complexity and integration of storage technologies into the UK energy mix will demand new standards and a more robust approach to the risk analysis to be performed.

Forge Risk are actively involved in these developments, with special interest in the safety and environmental risks of these technologies. Areas in which we can assist clients include:

  • Strategic & operational compliance consulting
  • Risk assessment & risk mitigation advice
  • Asset and HSEQ management support
  • Legal, technical and risk management training

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  1. Check out our NEW article setting out a summary of the state of play regarding health and safety risks & regulation for EES technologies

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Electrical Energy Storage (EES): Safety – Risks & Regulation

Updated article summarising the state of play regarding health and safety risks & regulation for EES technologies. Includes new EES Project Checklist. It also sets out areas needed to improve the safety resilience essential to manage EES risks including: 1. Enhanced risk assessments 2. More effective due diligence 3. Improved knowledge 4.Suitable risk communications